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Halloween weekend is almost upon us and that means events galore for you to pick from this coming Friday and Saturday.  Here a couple of events with a Hip-Hop backbone that you may want to consider.


91.7 WMSE and Hot Pop’s Hip-Hop Series is having a special Halloween edition in their series that features Fresh Cut Collective, A-Biz, and the MadKids (Kid Cut Up and DJ Bizzon).  The event is being held at Bayview Brewhaus and it begins at 9PM.  There is a door charge of $10 and it is a 21+ event.  There is going to be a costume contest, judged by the members of Fresh Cut Collective, and prizes will be awarded to the winner.  Hmm…a bunch of guys judging a costume contest…I’m not trying to say that they’re going to select the foxiest dressed lady in the house, but guys don’t count on walking away with a prize.  I kid, I kid.

You can check out the event information RIGHT HERE.

If you are in the Waukesha area and don’t feel like making the drive into Milwaukee, Amerikas Addiction is going to be performing at Club That, with doors opening at 10PM.

You can get more information about this event RIGHT HERE.


An all ages event known as Terror At The Mall, is going on this Saturday from 6PM-8PM at Grand Avenue in the space that was previously occupied by Old Navy.  The League of Young Voters Education Fund is putting on the event that offers performances by Prophetic, Lah-Kid, The Cranberry Show, and others, in addition to having DJ Infotek and Homer Blow on the 1’s and 2’s.  The show is being hosted by Free and Rosci and there will be a special guest appearance by 106 and Park’s Terrance.

The “grown and sexy” edition of the night starts at 9PM and they remind all of you who are of proper voting age to vote this November 2nd.

You can check out the event information RIGHT HERE.

Also going on this Saturday, though later in the night, is the event being billed as Folloween at Stonefly Brewery starting at 10PM.  You are going to get performances from many of the performers that participated in the event written about just above this one…Prophetic, Lah-Kid, and The Cranberry Show.  Also joining those gentlemen on the bill are EMP representatives Streetz N Young Deuces.  The event is $5 for those who wear a costume and $7 for those who choose to go as themselves.

You can get more information about this event RIGHT HERE.

Well there you have it.  Make sure you have a fun and SAFE Halloween weekend!


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Hip-Hop Hates is back again after a relatively successful event several months back to raise money to help eradicate the world of Multiple Sclerosis.  This time the fight is against Breast Cancer.

The event is going down October 23rd at the Cactus Club, with doors open 9:30PM.  The event is asking for a $5 donation at the door and donations of more than $5 would be welcomed and thanked profusely.

The lineup for the evening is quite excellent as well.  DJ Bizzon is going to be on the 1’s and 2’s getting it right all night.  SPEAK Easy & Misen Lync, The Hollowz, and AUTOMatic will be throwing it down on stage with displays of fantastic energy to match their dope Hip-Hop.  Headlining the night will be none other than Milwaukee legend, Stricklin!

This is going to be a great event for a great cause.  Everybody in attendance is encouraged to wear pink in some way or fashion.  If you can’t make it out for the show, you can also stop by to drop off a donation if you wish.

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It seems that right after I do a post about what’s going on in Milwaukee, somebody passes on more information about other events going on.  Well, here’s another thing to throw onto your list of  things to do this week.

True Skool and Motion Disorderz are putting on a B-boy/girl battle at the Milwaukee Art Museum for their MAM After Dark series.  There are also lots of other things going on besides the B-boy/girl battle…here’s a list swiped directly from the MAM WEBSITE.

Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the satiric wit of this Wisconsin-based printmaker in Cabaret, Comedy & Satire.

Discover the detail and beauty of portraits on a small scale in Intimate Images of Love and Loss.

See how local artists (Reginald Baylor, Dwellephant, Prince Parise, and more) pay homage to Warrington Colescott in Luckystar Gallery’s one-night-only exhibition.

Join Colescott, his former student, and an “outlaw printmaker” as they discuss the artists who inspired them.

16 performers from around the Midwest compete in a tournament-style showdown.

Cut a rug—that is, the marble floor of Windhover Hall—to the beats let loose by the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJ.

Make your own crafts using recycled and reclaimed materials.

CASH BAR 5–11:45 PM
Enjoy snacks courtesy of Café Calatrava, 6–9 p.m.

Strike a pose and possibly appear in our next ad campaign.

$12 at the door | $8 (plus fees) online
Free for Museum Members!
Become a Member at the event and you and a guest get in free!

Go ahead and check out the FACEBOOK EVENT page for the gig and let them know if you’re going.

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From time to time I like to take a blog post to discuss some of the events happening in Milwaukee over the course of a week/weekend, that pertains to Hip-Hop, so that you can maybe become aware of something that you didn’t know about previously…and then maybe even go to it.

This Wednesday, Grassroots Wednesdays are continuing at the Mirmar Theater with the featured guest being Dukalion this week.  It is an open mic type of joint and is all ages, so young guys and gals that can’t do the club/bar scene yet, here’s an opportunity for you to start cutting those teeth on the microphone.  It starts at 8PM.  Here is the FACEBOOK EVENT page for it.

This Thursday, The NightKrawlers, XL Big, AUTOMatic, MC Starr, and Tefman, will be performing at the fantastic venue known as Mad Planet.  The one starts at 10PM and the cover charge is only $5 for a night filled with Hip-Hop.  This wouldn’t be a bad way to spend your thirsty Thursday.  Here is the FACEBOOK EVENT page for it.

This Friday, we have our Miltown Beatdown champion Lex Luthor attempting to lay the smack down on producers from all over the Midwest in Minneapolis at 1st Avenue.  The event starts at 8PM, carries only a $5 cover charge, and the legendary DJ Premier is the special guest of the night!  As far as beat battles go, Big Tune is a good one to make the trip up to MPLS to check out.  Here is the FACEBOOK EVENT page for it.  If you can’t make it, sent the kid your best on Twitter:  @lexluthormke.

This Saturday, Cigarette Break, the band that you have seen back numerous UMG events more recently, will be releasing some new T-Shirts at Chic Lounge, with the joint starting at 8PM.  The shirts were designed by clothing label FLHIGH BOY, and of course, Cigarette Break will be performing.  This is a free event and you can find out more information about it on the FACEBOOK EVENT page for it.

Well, there you have it…the rest of your week is planned out.

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Now here is an idea that I can get behind…local label and it’s roster versus another local label and it’s entire roster…as a LIVE performance.

For those that may not know, EMP and UMG are actually quite friendly with each other, and it looks as if they are going to capitalize on that friendly bond for a friendly competition filled with live performances and who knows what else.  This kind of show also helps to bridge the gap between the two sides of the scene that each camp represents, at Riverwest venue Stonefly.

If you are looking for a show to attend this Saturday, this one would be worth your hard-earned money.

Sidenote…I love this idea and it would be pretty awesome to see it go cross genre…maybe something Uni.Fi Records versus Snapdragon Records?

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Free food.  Free school supplies.  Free games.  Free entertainment.  This is what the people who have organized Put The Guns Down are promising, and I think all of those things together equals free fun.

Some of the people that will be performing are Lah Kid, Cincere, Adi, Blizz McFly, Prophetic, and The Cranberry Show.

The event will be taking place in areas 9 and 10 of Washington Park with everything kicking off at 11AM.

You can find out more information about this event RIGHT HERE.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and be safe!

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I completely forgot that this was going on tomorrow at Washington Park from 4PM to 9PM.  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is celebrating 75 years and they’re putting on a free concert that features Chester French, Prophetic, and others.

Here’s the info I was able to snag:

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is celebrating 75 years strong with a free concert! Join us for Party in the Park, a FREE concert featuring Chester French, Prophetic and DJ Madhatter. Learn more at http://www.75strong.com/

Enjoy an evening of music, friends and food. This concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and families and celebrate with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin as we kick-off our 75th anniversa…ry!

Stop by booths for information and free giveaways from community organizations including:
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Urban Ecology Center
No Condom, No Way
Milwaukee Health Department
Milwaukee Public Schools
The Campaign Against Violence
Project Q
Present Music
Community Advocates
BestD Clinic
And more!

Additionally, the Milwaukee Health Department will be providing free on-site rapid HIV and STD testing.

Learn more about Planned Parenthood’s 75th anniversary, Party in the Park, and the bands at http://www.75strong.com/

See you in the park!

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